Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World

Kit Kat and Lucy The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl s World The True Story of How Two Quirky Stray Cats Changed Their Adopted Human ForeverAfter years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three room apartm

  • Title: Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World
  • Author: Lonnie Hull Dupont
  • ISBN: 9780800727321
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • The True Story of How Two Quirky Stray Cats Changed Their Adopted Human ForeverAfter years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country livingThe True Story of How Two Quirky Stray Cats Changed Their Adopted Human ForeverAfter years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something .Enter Kit Kat and Lucy stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year apart and each ask to move in The antics and oddities of these two strong personalities wrapped in fur bring a new light to the farmhouse and DuPont s life Kit Kat, an obsessive compulsive tortoiseshell, can purr her new human into a happier state of mind Lucy, the playful, leaping Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air, makes her laugh.From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other, to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive and inspire DuPont in the process this book is an energetic tale of cat and human foibles Animals enrich our lives, and the heartwarming story of how Kit Kat and Lucy changed one woman s world will leave readers enchanted.

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    About “Lonnie Hull Dupont

    • Lonnie Hull Dupont

      Lonnie Hull DuPont is an award winning poet, book editor, and writer She is the author of several books, including five compilations of animal stories under the pseudonym of Callie Smith Grant A member of the Cat Writers Association, she lives in rural Michigan with her husband and their cats.



    752 thoughts on “Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World

    • I'm more than a little surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I am, of course, a Cat Woman or Crazy Cat Lady, so with perfect timing (it being International Cat Day on 8th August), I found this little book and thought it would be a pleasant way to pass a few hours. It certainly was. But unlike most books of this type, it was very well written and more than simply an excuse to tell the kinds of stories cat owners share with each other over a cup of coffee. Not only is is about the love and co [...]


    • NOTE: Received as an ARC from Netgalley. A heartwarming book with light spiritual elements that struck a chord with me about the hunger for pets after years without them, and the importance of animals in our lives. Kit Kat, named after my favorite clock, has "tortitude” that is true to form. And how could I not love a book about a tortie and a gray cat, exactly like my own two?


    • I enjoyed reading this wonderful memoir about Kit Kat and Lucy, Lonnie Hull DuPont and her husband, Joe. I love the beautiful cover showing Kit Kat and Lucy. The author brings us into their Moscow house and later the Surf Shack and shares memories of joyous, humorous, delightful, playful, anxious and sad times together. Kit Kat reminds me of our cat, Twinkle, who loves to sit in high places, sleep with us, pounce on me to wake me up, wait at the door to welcome us home, knead with her claws, jum [...]


    • Author Lonnie Hull Dupont's memoir opens with a rewind back to her days as a poet living in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. She tells of her solidly established and still growing reputation as a neighborhood favorite among the San Fran poetry scene. She loved her apartment, her city life in general was just good, you know? To top it off, she has herself one of those when-you-least-expect-it movie magic moments of bumping into the man who would become her husband, ju [...]


    • Kit Kat And Lucy by Lonnie Hull Dupont is a delightful account of life with two cats, neither of which were purchased by the author. Both appeared seemingly out of nowhere and looking for love. Lonnie Hull Dupont tried to find alternative homes as her husband was allergic to cats. Circumstances arose and she fell in love with them. "If she [the cat] wants to be here that badly, then she can be." The author had grown up with pets but city living meant hers was a pet free zone for twenty years. "T [...]


    • First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, KIT KAT AND LUCY is a really really fun story that I totally loved. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. As I read this story, I shared parts of it out loud with my family. My dad loved what I read so much he asked to read the book next. Memoirs aren't exactly my genre of choice, but I loved this author's voice and getting to know more about her adjustment from city girl to country girl and abo [...]


    • Like many of us, DuPont had family pets in childhood but had spent two decades of adulthood without pets. Then a marriage, a move to Michigan and a stray cat changed that.DuPont, adopted, had been trying to find her birth mother. She did manage to see her but never meet her. Letters to her went unanswered. She received word that her birth mother had died right around the time the first stray cat, Kit Kat, showed up. The cat helped her through the emotional process. DuPont also relates how the tw [...]


    • The book is written in the first person by Lonnie Hull DuPont and her relationship with animals, mainly her cats, which actually found her and her husband, and we are about enter into an in-depth look at their lives.The story does begin in San Francisco and when Lonnie and her husband Joe for financial reasons need to relocate and head back to where she hails from in Michigan. They move into a money pit of an old house, but Lonnie feels she has returned to her roots, but Joe has a long commute e [...]


    • I loved every word of this memoir of a woman who had her life changed by two very special cats after leaving her big city lifestyle to make a new life for herself and her husband in the country. Have you ever seen that bumper sticker that says "Who Rescued Who?" Both Kit Kat the tortie and Lucy the Russian Blue arrive at a time when no one is aware just how much they're going to be needed in the future. Their personalities couldn't be more different but they form an unbreakable bond with each ot [...]


    • Kit Kat & Lucy is a delightful read about two sweet creatures who brought joy to their owners in a time of transition. In the book, I learned of Lonnie Hull DuPont's struggles in life. I loved how she found peace though these sweet creatures. Another wonderful aspect of the book is her relationship with her husband. Their marriage is a centerpiece as they snuggle into their new home many states away from where they met. Reading Lonnie's writing, left me feeling like I was reading a letter fr [...]


    • Lonnie had lived in San Francisco for twenty years before she got married and moved back to her home state of Michigan to help her parents. She didn't think she wanted a cat until a cat turned up needing a home. She and her husband ended up falling in love with Kit Kat and soon added another cat, Lucy, to their home. This book is a memoir about a couple and their two felines and would be loved by any cat lover!


    • As an animal lover, I was intrigued by the premise of Kit Kat & Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World:"After years of vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation of the country living has her longing for something more. Enter Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, and Lucy, a playful Russi [...]


    • It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, that I love cats. I begged for cats as pets growing up and then raised kittens when pregnant mommy kitties showed up at the door. I love kitties, they are fun animals. So, when I saw this book come up for review, I had to read it.I knew upon seeing the cover of this book I would like it, it had a Tortie kitty on the front of it and the baby reminded me of one of my old sweet kitties. My thought on the cover proved true. I really enjoyed this bo [...]


    • This was such a rewarding and lovely book to read that I’m getting one for my mother, too! The stories and even lessons learned are just what any heart needs. Funny antics, sweet moments, heart breaking times and all through it are comforts of animals we sometimes take for granted. Everyone would love reading this – I highly recommend it! This author puts her heart out there and tells us how her world was changed by these two fabulous felines. Even the secondary characters grabbed my heart a [...]


    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My husband and I live out in the country with our two kittens (both rescues) plus 3 dogs and numerous goats. So I could relate to a lot of what Lonnie wrote about living out in the country. You will come to love both Kit Kat and Lucy. And I cried when Kit Kat died. I hope she plans to write a follow-up book on her new kittens. Loved this book!!!


    • I won this book from Giveaways. Thank you. This was such a charming and relatable read. I too believe in the therapeutic gift our pets so lovingly share and Ms. Dupont's prose captures it beautifully. Bravo!



    • I really enjoyed this sweet story. I am a cat person so it really spoke to me. It was interesting to read about the psychology of cats.


    • Title: Kit Kat and LucyAuthor: Lonnie Hull DupontPublish date: September, 2016 synopsis:“After years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something more. Enter Kit Kat and Lucy--stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year [...]


    • Walk away! Promising premise, some truly good tidbits, and a whole lot of vomit on a page of unplanned, no clue where we are going with this, rambling. Run, to almost any other book.After 69 pages, I could bear no more.


    • Honestly, I wasn't able to get through this book, I gave it a solid effort making it halfway+. It had adorable and sweet kitty moments, but as a cat person who has worked in shelters and helped educate people about cats, it had me cringing. I understand the author didn't have cats (really) before this- but she claims to be an animal person over and over. Yet really dumb things occur! I was hoping for a bit more of a 'Dog that wouldn't be' (Farley Mowat) or James Harriet, but I found this to be m [...]


    • Life Changing LovePLEASE READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG: bookreadingtic/2016/09/30/ THANK YOU! Lonnie DuPont's life was changed by a new relationship that brought her love, companionship, and lowered her anxiety. If you make the assumption that this is the tale of the author and her husband, Joe, you would be wrong. Instead, these life changes occurred after Lonnie and Joe adopted a stray cat, named Kit Kat. Or rather, Kit Kat adopted them.This book is an endearing collection of true stories the au [...]


    • Lonnie Hull DuPont, an author and poet working mainly from home, grew up with animals all around her and was a real animal lover. She had discovered for herself that human interaction with pets calmed her, fulfilled her and enriched her life. When she grew up and moved to San Francisco she had no pets in her home for a couple of decades, but with her marriage to Joe and their subsequent move to Michigan her circumstances suddenly changed. No longer a city dweller and with countryside all around [...]


    • When we lived in the country we had lots of cats. They each had very distinct personalities and they never ceased to amuse or surprise us. I am an animal lover,any kind of animal. I was drawn to this book by the cover and of course the fact that was a personal story about a person’s beloved pets. I have to admit I was a bit concerned. Many books like this are, well to put it politely, boring and mundane. Also my past experience with several has been the author talking more about themselves tha [...]


    • I enjoyed this book so much! I could relate to so much of how the author feels about her cats and how they comforted her in her anxiety. It was wonderful to read about someone having the same feelings as I do about my own pets. Her love is for her cats and mine for my dogs but the relationship with our pets feels exactly the same.Lonnie was living in San Francisco, a celebrated poet and author, when she met her husband in her middle age. Her own parents were elderly so they made the decision to [...]


    • Lonnie lived for many years in San Francisco and loved the history, hills, weather, and views. Living in the heart of the city for so long, she realizes she missed the rural lifestyle and animals where she had grownup. She and her husband, Joe, decided to move to Michigan. They bought a very old house that was quite large and they loved it. Joe, being allergic to cats, they decided not to adopt any, but one day, a stray cat latched onto Joe. Surprisingly, his allergies were not bothered by the k [...]


    • With this book, I honestly have mixed feelings about. There were certainly elements of it that I adored. Each of these cats that comes into the author's life, have such individual personalities--something any cat owner will agree is true of every cat. And Lonnie Hull DuPont does a wonderful job capturing that. Many of her anecdotes about Kit Kat and Lucy are endearing, sweet, humourous, and at times sad. These moments in the book, I really truly enjoyed.However, I felt like for its length (about [...]


    • I loved this book. I can't remember a time growing up when we didn't have a cat. Yes, I am a cat owner and lover. This is a precious story of a woman who opens not only her heart, but also her home to a stray cats. Ms. DuPont shows what a wonderful person she really is. I do not know her, but if we were to meet I think we would become fast friends. The first of the book she sort of introduces herself to us on a personal level by talking about her accomplishments and her marriage. She talks about [...]


    • iPrincess Fuzzypants here: Momma and I hardly could get through the last chapters on this book. Our eyes were leaking and it is hard to read through leaky eyes. It also gets my fur wet. This is a love story. The author writes about the two cats who adopted her and her husband. The first one, Kit Kat, they tried to rehome. Pfft! Silly humans. We make those decisions and Kit Kat returned home and lived a long life. Lucy also adopted them when she tried to break into their home as a small kitten to [...]


    • `Kit Kat and Lucy` is a memoir written by author Lonnie Hull DuPont. Lonnie DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer. She lives in rural Michigan with her husband and their cats. This book on animals is the best one I have read, so far. It reminds me so much of our cats, one that is now deceased. How Kit Kat would sleep with the owners and how picky she was about her food. Lonnie's husband was allergic to cats but was swooned by a feral cat they named Kit Kat. He decided he would [...]


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